Presidential Ponderings

What a productive term this has been! Your MPI D/FW Board of Directors met in May to finalize the strategy for the next term. I want to take a moment to recognize the impact of the collective efforts during this term. With careful management of budget and sponsorships, the chapter experiences have had increased attendance. This term we have seen increased Volunteer Engagement as we engage with all members of our chapter. The engagement can also be seen in the outstanding response to the Global Survey. The efforts have resulted in our chapter ranking as a High Sustaining Chapter through MPI Global. We also had a record number of RISE Award submissions this term. Read more.
41st Annual
Awards of Excellence
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Venue Forty50

Register now

MPI Member: $50
Non-Member: $75
Non-Industry Guest: $50
Student: $25
Lifetime Member: Complimentary
Table of 10: $450

Interested in being a hero to your own company? 
Please consider being a sponsor of the 2018 MPI D/FW Awards of Excellence – our annual June Gala!  You’d be able to get YOUR company name in front of up to 200 meeting professionals in the D/FW area!  We are so excited for what we have in store for you this year and would love for you to an integral part of it!

Sponsorship levels start at $500 and allow you the following benefits:
  • Company logo with hyperlink to sponsor website on the Strategic Partners page of
  • Company logo projected on screen at sponsored event
  • One complimentary registration to a chapter event
  • Recognition in event promotions
  • Stage recognition at sponsored event
  • …and MORE!
Please reach out to Annie Matthews 214-306-9331 for more information. Be a hero!  Thank you for your consideration!
MPI D/FW Chapter Receives Recognition at WEC

MPI announced the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards during the 2018 World Education Congress (WEC) in Indianapolis, IN. MPI D/FW is the proud recipient of RISE Award for Marketplace Excellence for the Sales Blitz program. Excellent job, MPI D/FW Chapter members!

CSR of the Quarter

With the rise of Human Trafficking in the DFW area, we are partnering with Mosaic Family Services as our charity partner of the quarter. In their efforts to support Human Trafficking victims, Mosaic’s multicultural staff assists victims in navigating the complex justice system and in interactions with federal and local law enforcement.

How you can help
MPI D/FW is requesting both monetary and goods donations to help support Mosaic's mission. Learn more and view the complete wish list of donated items. 

Wish list items will be collected at the July Chapter Experience. Wish List items include:
Gift cards (Visa, Target, Walmart, etc), Gas cards (Shell, Exxon, Chevron, Texaco, etc), Bus passes, Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex), Toiletries (soap, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.), Pantry food: Non-perishable (All types), Baby bottles (new), Cell Phone Chargers (Android/iPhone), Black heavy duty trash bags (large), Feminine products/sanitary napkins

Monetary Donations
$25  –Allows a family to fulfill their grocery shopping list
$50 -  Provides counseling and play therapy for a child who has experienced trauma
$100 - Provides survivors with an attorney who will insure their stories are heard & rights are recognized
$250 -  Sponsors summer camp for one child for 12 weeks
$500 - Provides case management and health care advocacy for a refugee family
$1000 - Sponsor a family at Mosaic House for one month

Donate now
Christmas in July!

Refer your friends! NEW MEMBERS who join MPI D/FW in the month of July will receive $100 off of their membership fee (limited offer - first 15 new chapter members). Members who refer will receive $25 off of their renewal fee for each new member who joins our chapter. More info.

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Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Recap

On April 12, 2018 the North Texas area held its first Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) rally at Dallas City Hall with special guest speakers and a happy hour hosted by ALOFT Hotel downtown Dallas, with more than 100 people in attendance. The purpose of GMID is to advocate and raise awareness of the real impact that meetings have on people, businesses and communities. More than 200 events were held across six continents that day. This year’s North Texas GMID included representation from area industry organizations including MPI, PCMA, SPIN, IAEE, NACE, ILEA, SITE, The Hotel Association, and area CVBs including Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth and Irving. Mark your calendars to join us for the 2019 GMID scheduled for April 4, 2019. If interested in joining the planning committee for this special event, please contact Sherry DeLaGarza or Patty Phelps.
Update Your Contact Information

Your MPI D/FW Chapter leadership team is working diligently to keep you up-to-date on chapter events such as training, luncheons, and leadership meetings. We use your MPI Global Profile to retrieve your contact information and build our chapter directory (scheduled for delivery in the fall), so make sure to record your changes. Updating your MPI Global profile is simple. Just log in at and access your member profile to update your contact information and manage your email preferences.
Welcome, New Members!

Tiffany Baskerville, CMP - Tyler Technologies
Jimmy Bellew         
Alicia Castleberry, MS - Apexus
Nicole Cohen         
Nick Daigle - Propac Agency
Marisha Davis - Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.
Frank Doherty - Propac Agency
Cynthia Fischelli         
Willa Garcia - Crowne Plaza Arlington
Erin Heath, CMP - XcelEvents
Sarah Higgins - TDn2K
Camica Humphrey, MBA - J.Hilburn
Emily R. James - 1st Global
Brad Johnson - Propac Agency
Timothy    J. Johnson - Cambridge
Sandy Margritz - Boxwood Hospitality
Ida Newto - Event Planning By Design LLC
Ilona Pesti         
Matthew Reynolds - LSG International
Naomi Robison - Propac Agency
Todd Sinelli         
Art Stricklin -
Zoi Thornton         
Catherine Torres - Propac Agency
Rachel Urquhart - The Network Bar
Susan Wakefield - Mannatech Incorporated
Crystal Walker - Idea Fountain, Inc.
Caitlin Watson - Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.

Save The Date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming chapter events. View full event calendar

Jun 28
41st Annual Awards of Excellence Gala

Venue Forty50
Host an MPI D/FW event

Interested in hosting a future MPI D/FW event? Jul 19 and Sep 20, 2018, are open for chapter lunches, and then we have dates in 2019. Contact Cori Dossett today at!
Congrats to the newest CMP Designees!

Kelly Brady, CMP
Heather Coday, CMP
Terri Hahn, CMP
Katey Hubbard, CMP
Lynn Peugh, CMP
Alyssa Trongaard, CMP
Soraia Vaughn, CMP
LaShonda Versey, CMP

Members on the Move
Have you or someone you know recently made a job change?  Please let us know so we can share the good news.
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